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9000 anti nuke protesters assemble at IDINTHAKARAI

Date: Friday, 4 May, 2012, 3:01 PM

Idinthakarai
04.05.2012
We are on the 4th day of the indefinite hunger strike since 1, May, 2012. Nearly 300 women have already joined the fast today with those 25 activists who had already began the fast on the international workers’ day. Women activists are still joining. They are being prevented and intimidated by the police. Their coming is delayed due to police harassment.
Police have blocked the entrance of the villages and threaten the hired vehicle drivers not to transport people to Idindakarai. If they dared, police threaten them to cancel their vehicle licenses. So, the drivers are not willing to come to idinthakarai. Some vehicle drivers who dare to pick up people and are being stopped on their way and asked to go back. The police have deployed vajra and varun vehicles at the entrances of the villages.
Even If police permits, they permit only few members in the vehicles. They intimidate them by taking video graph and photograph of the people and the vehicle. As the usual and regular routes are blocked, people take to diverted roads and routes and reach the venue round about ways.
As the weather is rough at sea, people have not taken to sea route. They have just avoided the boats to reach here as they previously did it during the last month siege.
The women, from different villages, who have already enrolled their names eagerly to participate in the indefinite fast, have not yet made it as they are still on their way and yet to land up here.
The health condition of the 25 Activists, who were on fast since May 1, started deteriorating. Their pulse rates are going down. Activist Vinoth of idinthakarai was taken to the hospital and admitted for medication.
The Thashildar who telephoned this the morning, promised to send Government medical team today by noon and we are waiting for their health checkups.
The Anti nuke protesters are assembling in large numbers in the protest venue inspite of police intimidation and terror tactics. The tent has already housed 9000 people so far and many people stand outside the protest venue as there is no space inside the pandal.
Seeman of Naam Tamilar Party inaugurated the women led indefinite protest at 11 am today by lighting the Kuthuvilakku along with the elders of the communities present.
Mr.Udayakaumar, the PMANE Coordinator welcomed the activists, the dignitaries on the dais and elucidated the charter of 11 demands for the indefinite .
Mr.ArimaValavan, the founder of the Tamizhar Kalam, Activist Isabellah of Uvari , Fr,claret, Mr.Berlin , Fr. James Victor also spoke and addressed the gathering.
Regards,
Pushparayan.
Peoples Movement Against Nuclear Energy

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  1. Reblogged this on Impressions and commented:
    The Anti nuke protesters are assembling in large numbers in the protest venue inspite of police intimidation and terror tactics. The tent has already housed 9000 people so far and many people stand outside the protest venue as there is no space inside the pandal.

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